Your Ultimate Packing List: Weekend Getaway Edition


Well the holiday season is officially upon us. It has been for a little over a month now, and New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, peeking its little nose out. For many, this is a time of family get-togethers, holiday parties, and home cooked meals. For others, this is the perfect time of year for a little solo or romantic getaway for a weekend (or longer). The picturesque winter wonderland landscapes, the chill in the air that’s perfect for cuddling, and romantic evenings strolling through snow-caked hills staring up at the stars all make excellent arguments for a little winter weekend getaway.


No matter what you’re planning for your weekend getaway, whether it’s just a solo trip to reconnect with yourself, a romantic little weekend away for you and your partner, or even a weekend out of town visiting family; you’re going to want to be well packed and well prepared for your trip.


Some of these packing tips will vary based on the region you’re traveling to for the weekend, so make sure to take that into account when planning and packing!

Vitamins and Supplements

First things first, you want to feel your absolute best when you’re out traveling the world. This is true no matter the case or whatever the reason for travel. As such, you’re going to want to make sure that you take the time to pack up any vitamins and supplements that you rely on regularly.


This doesn’t only mean the multivitamin and probiotic you may take daily, but it also includes any energy supplements you might want for the weekend or a late night. For instance, if you’re used to relying on a caffeine patch to fight off that mid-afternoon pull to take a nap, you’re going to want to make sure you’re plenty stocked up for your weekend getaway.


Bringing along your vitamins and supplements for the weekend away is also a good way to keep you healthy during the trip. With the cold and flu season upon us, and COVID-19 still a legitimate threat, it’s important to prioritize personal wellness and hygiene, even on a quick weekend trip out of town.

Going out Clothes

If you’re taking a weekend to get away by yourself or with your partner, you may want to plan on packing going out clothes. These are outfits that you feel comfortable hitting up a restaurant or rooftop bar in, and might even make some heads turn when you walk in the room. Having a couple outfits to choose from for an evening out on the town will allow you to be ready for anything that comes your way during the weekend. If you’re more of a planner and a bit less of a spontaneous soul, it might make sense to plan a few outfits for the specific activities, restaurants, or other attractions that you’re trying to hit on your weekend away.


Having a variety of comfortable outfits to choose from for your weekend is also important, because you’re going to need clothes for driving or flying, as well as lounging around your accommodations. Don’t forget to pack a few cute pairs of sweats or yoga pants, and some cozy sweaters as well.

Chargers and Electronics

In today’s day and age of electronics and universal connectivity, it’s likely that there are going to be a few pieces of equipment, and their cords, that make the trip right with you. This could be your laptop, your cell phone, your Nintendo Switch, your iPad or other tablet, or anything you might bring along on your weekend trip for personal entertainment.


However, it isn’t just the electronics you want to remember themselves, but also their charging cords. Nothing is worse than being stuck somewhere unfamiliar with a dead phone battery. That being said, in most regions, a new phone charger shouldn’t be that hard to come by on the off chance that you do forget yours at home.

Some Leisure Reading

Weekend getaways are about finding the time to love yourself by indulging in the activities that make you feel happy. For many people, there’s nothing better than cozying up to a good book that will whisk them away. Into a new world just waiting to be explored.

Your Intimate Needs

Finally, no matter if you’re traveling with a partner or you’re going on a bit of a solo journey, a weekend getaway is the perfect time to embrace and connect with your own personal physical needs.


Bring the outfit you’ve been too shy to wear at home, or the new toys you’ve been wanting to try, and enjoy exploring all through the night, whether you’re by yourself or you’re with your partner. After all, romantic weekend’s away are more of a rarity in life, than a regularity.

A few Final Thoughts

The air is full of magic and cheer this time of year, and it’s the perfect time to plan a little romantic weekend getaway to reconnect with yourself, or to celebrate your relationship. Just don’t forget your charger, seriously.